The Prisoner Wine Co. 'The Prisoner' Napa Valley
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1402 Ratings
The Prisoner Wine Co. 'The Prisoner' Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) The wine has a deep ruby red hue that is framed in rich crimson. Aromas of black cherry and plum, surrounded by roasted coffee beans and vanillin oak accents. The entry is powerful and lush with flavors of bing cherry, blueberry and cocoa. Soft and velvety tannins round out the finish making this wine approachable and inviting.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Orin Swift's Prisoner is a rich, fruit forward wine with the ripe berry characteristics and balanced structure of previous vintages. Aromatically it may be the most complex and evolved vintage at this stage. The nose of this delicious wine is sweet ripe, quietly smoky and very attractively fruity, as hints of licorice root, black tea, vanilla and coffee toffee meld seamlessly with dark cherry, plum and blackberry scents in a forward and engaging mix. The wine is every bit as charming on the palate, where the creamy vanilla, toffee and black tea notes are reprised while the flavors shift toward pomegranate and red raspberry.

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    nice Zin. drank in Denver at Indulge Wine Bar with Peter Fatianow. bold, rich wine that was quite good. may not want to spend $35 for bottle vs. other buys.

    11 months
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    maker claims alc by vol likely 16% or better. met at loh at grove spring jinx 2010

    11 months
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    Big and bold.

    11 months
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    nice. glad it was half price though. not worth the restaurant's $85

    almost 5 years
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    Great Zin...maybe my favorite. Need to try for the 3rd time...

    11 months
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    ate with sushi. need to try again without fish :)

    over 4 years
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    very fruit forward / medium to full bodied

    11 months
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    lo probe con jorge en el capital grill

    11 months
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    wonderful! one of my favorites!!

    11 months
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    loved this wine and bold taste!

    11 months
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    taste better slighty chilled

    over 3 years
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    dry complex great finish

    11 months
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    would buy this again

    11 months
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    not bad. not cab

    11 months
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    love love love

    over 2 years
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    drank in mn

    about 4 years
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    over 1 year
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    Utah

    almost 4 years
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    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/15